Accession Number : ADA189780

Title :   An Application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process to Evaluate Candidate Locations for Building Military Housing.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Luethke, Gary A

PDF Url : ADA189780

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : This study was supported by the Defense Housing Agency (DHA) and was an application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to the decision of where to build military housing. There are currently many installations that have a deficit of housing. However, Congress has appropriated enough money for future construction that should reduce the deficit to about 1 to 2% of its present value. One decision to be made then is where to place the housing so that the needs of the installation ane the personnel are met. This study used the AHP to help in the decision of where to build military housing. To do this, a hierarchy was developed was developed that modeled the decision to be made. This hierarchy included housing. Next, the hierarchy was evaluated at Wright-Patterson AFB to show how the AHP works. To evaluate the hierarchy at Wright-Patterson AFB, an assumption had to be made that Page Manor, a large military complex, was going to be relocated. After the assumption was made, candidate locations for the relocation had to be determined. Four locations were found to be suitable for the type of construction needed to build the number of units required. The hierarchy was then synthesized to get the relative ranking of the alternatives. Keywords: Housing projects, Urban planning, Theses.

Descriptors :   *HOUSING PROJECTS, *URBAN PLANNING, CONSTRUCTION, DECISION MAKING, DEFICIENCIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, HIERARCHIES, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), MILITARY FACILITIES, POSITION(LOCATION), RANKING, RELOCATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE